WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a full inventory of all nuclear weapons and related material in
response to the military's mistaken delivery of ballistic missile
fuses to Taiwan.
Gates has ordered officials with the Air Force, Navy and Defense
Logistics Agency to assess inventory control procedures for the
materials, and submit a report in no more than 60 days. The
Pentagon released his memo to the three agencies Thursday.
Earlier this week, Gates asked Navy Admiral Kirkland H. Donald
to take charge of a full investigation of the delivery mishap, in
which four cone-shaped fuses for an intercontinental ballistic
missile were shipped to the Taiwanese instead of the helicopter
batteries they had ordered.